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Work in progress - computer security faculty of development workshop

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2 Author(s)
Jacobson, D. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA, USA ; Davis, J.A.

The Information Assurance Center at Iowa State University received support from the National Science Foundation to create a computer security faculty development workshop. Faculty members from Universities in neighboring states participate in an intensive workshop on information assurance and security education, with the goal of introducing security concepts into courses in their home departments. Participants are given access to streaming media versions of the lectures from four of our core security classes along with other supporting material that helps faculty integrate security concepts into their existing courses. Our target audience includes faculty members who are teaching computer science, computer engineering, information systems, or related fields, and are committed to initiating education or research efforts in security in their own departments. This paper describes the workshop, the intended outcomes, the curriculum, and feedback from past workshops. We also discuss issues related to recruiting faculty, integration of faculty with different backgrounds into a cohesive multidisciplinary security program, and ongoing faculty support.

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Frontiers in Education, 2004. FIE 2004. 34th Annual

Date of Conference:

20-23 Oct. 2004